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Caddy engine

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nevercomplete, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. nevercomplete

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    I've been looking into the possibility of a caddy engine swap in my Suburban. Thing is I have no idea what to look for, nor do I know anything about Cadillac engines. I've checked out two websites, http://www.500cid.com/ and http://www.cad500parts.com/parts.htm .Lots of good information there, but I'de appreciate any words of wisdom from anyone that has some. Thanks.

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    Do a search. There was just a big discussion about this very subject within the last 3 days or so. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    stick with a chevy engine, i'm sure that their harder to come by there, but small block chevy's are a dime a dozen here in michigan , BBC.s are getting harder to find. what are you looking for? P.M. me /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    I tried but I didn't really find much, guess I didn't try hard enough. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    I should be back in SC next month. I'm just toying with ideas right now, why don't you think I should go with the Caddy engine?
     
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    Did you search on the word "Caddy"? I think that was in the title of the post. Something about which is better, a Caddy 500 or a Chevy 350. Then the rest of the post was how to install the Caddy 500. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I just read through the old thread and everyone kept mentioning swapping the tranny guts to a Th400 BOP housing. Couldn't you just use an adapter plate? Maybe that is a dumb question or a half-a$$ way of doing it but Cad Company sells one made from 5/16" billet steel. Are adapter plates just a bad idea and that is why no one mentioned them?
     

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